Just 24 hours after masterminding victory over Togo in the Orange 2015 AFCON qualifiers, Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has been relieved of his duties.
The decision from the Ghana Football Federation (GFA) comes as a shock following his side’s 3-2 away victory in Lome which put them level on points with Uganda in group E.
No reason has been advanced for by the GFA to sack the legendary coach but the decision could have been reached after Ghana’s poor show in the 1-1 draw with Uganda Cranes on Saturday September 6 in Kumasi.
The GFA stuck with Appiah despite the Black Stars failure to get past the group stages of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil but events over the past few days seems to have conspired against the coach.
Serbian coach Milovan Rajevac who is seen as the most successful foreign coach to have worked in Ghana is expected to take charge of The Black Stars.
KWESI APPIAH’s record in Ghana courtesy of Ghanasoccernet.com
He led the Black Stars to the final of the 2010 Nations Cup in Angola and later that year to the World Cup quarter-finals in South Africa.
Appiah was appointed as the Head coach of the Ghanaian national team in April 2012,describing himself as “the underdog” in the process.
His Ghana team qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, making him the first black African coach to take the country to the World Cup.
He was given a new two-year contract in May 2014. After the country exited the World Cup in the group stages, Appiah defended his team.
He was Ghana’s assistant coach between 2007 and 2012.
The former defender was coach of Ghana U23 as they won the 2011 All-Africa Games.
Appiah, a left back, played club football with Asante Kotoko, playing for them between 1983 and 1993.
He played for the Ghanaian national team between 1987 and 1992 appearing in two FIFA World Cup qualifying matches and also captained the team.
Appiah received technical training from English clubs Manchester City and Liverpool.
Under him, Ghana won 12 games, lost 10 and drew 5.